Remember this from about a month ago:
What a difference a few weeks makes, because apparently Obama’s “balanced approach” does not include a “balanced” budget:
My goal is not to chase a balanced budget just for the sake of balance. My goal is how do we grow the economy, put people back to work, and if we do that we are going to be bringing in more revenue.
Excuse me, but um, Mr. President., a balanced budget – such as the one proposed by Paul Ryan, which you dismiss offhand – will add about five million private sector jobs (using your own estimates), grow middle class incomes, and increase GDP by 1% annually over current law, according to a former head of the CBO. Not to mention that it’s only common sense: once issues such as spending and tax rates are locked into a budget, private sector business are able to be more confident in their own future projections, so that they can begin hiring in confidence again. As a result, the economy grows and the number of taxpayers increases and revenues to the government increase without (gasp!) raising taxes.
But then again, that’s not the point. Obama isn’t really interested in a balanced anything. Instead, he uses rhetorical devices to mislead the people and basically say one thing while meaning another. Therefore, while you, me, and everyone else considers balance to mean that you don’t spend more than you take in, to Obama it means raising taxes to take in more so that he can spend more, all the while pushing non-existent cuts in spending.
Unfortunately, this as just business as usual for a president who directs his administration to make the sequestration reductions in the increased rates of future spending as unecessarily painful as possible, then announced that the White House would no longer be giving tours to citizens (mostly school children) as a result of the “cuts,” then, of course, claim that he had nothing to do with the cancelation of the tours – essentially blaming the secret service. You can skip to about 2:40 in the following video to hear the deflection straight from the president’s mouth:
Perhaps this type of Obama speak is why Americans as a whole are beginning to get fed up with Obama, and his approval numbers are starting to tank. One can only wonder, though, how in the world this man was re-elected by the same people who, when asked, consistently oppose his policies…
- Obama’s unfair and unbalanced approach (rightring.wordpress.com)